Sounding board

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sicci

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What's the meaning of the expression "sounding board"?

The complete sentence is "This person is pragmatic and a great sounding board for others' ideas and suggestions"
 

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Someone you tell your ideas to because you value their opinions and criticism.
 

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Hi sicci,

sounding board = (literally meaning) a thin board forming the upper portion of the resonant chamber in an instrument, such as a violin or piano, and serving to increase resonance.

sounding board = (figurative meaning) a person or group whose reactions to an idea, opinion, or point of view serve as a measure of its effectiveness or acceptability.

a person whose reactions to something serve as an indication of its acceptability

Sounding board is also a term used to describe a person whose opinion or reaction to some matter is sought.

Regards.

V.
 
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